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Jan 26, 2013 8:00am EST
by that measure in the 1990s in russia. one clue is the subsidies that you could get for the import of tax-free tobacco and alcohol to benefit good causes such as the red cross. this was profitable and, therefore, of interest. it's even a science fiction story. because what we're dealing here really when you come right down to it is the meeting of two alien civilizations after 70 years of the soviet period. the oil industry in particular grew up in almost complete isolation from the west, and this is virtually a unique case. we have other places where oil industries have grown up, where oil industries are run by national oil companies, but in almost every case -- in fact in every case -- these industries were first founded by foreigners and then were taken over. not so in the case of russia where from the 1920s on at any rate or for all practical purposes the oil industry was home grown and developed its own culture, its own civilization even as the soviet union did with its own language and its own culture. i sometimes like to tell my classes that the story of russia in the 20th century i
CSPAN
Jan 26, 2013 5:00pm EST
this. restart. marshall friday. many of you nestle listing. so i'm very, very proud that tax papers are here, as i said, where they belong. now to return to his question, actually, initially i had a very negative approach. it did not start out very well. when jack retired he came back. he brought home with them about 20 boxes of the biggest mess you ever saw. jack was not just organized. he was opposed to this organization. anyway, i started out to help him sort the papers. and so i have bought all these file boxes. about folders and everything. the pick of the paper and sick and the way you think this one goes? the atlanta constitution or the marvin griffin administration. he was sick and give me that and start reading it. he read every piece of paper. he could not part with a single one. after today's idea of. okay. it's all yours. the second reason i had a negative impression was that they brought silver fish into the house. [laughter] so after he died in that a side that, you know, his memoir needed to be completed. it was a wonderful read. an important book. i knew that meant a
CSPAN
Jan 27, 2013 8:00pm EST
in rome, the mills in south georgia, state payroll padding, embezzlement of tax funds, confects for private work, nepotism from purchasing schemes such as the state board of leaks with no water. [laughter] on i could go on. many of these expos ase took place during the griffin administration which president carter can attest notoriously corrupt. they had never stolen so much. but ronald griffin was kind of day for giving sort of croak. quite a few years later she and jack and other reporters were drinking and marvin griffin said to jack you know how use to think every time i would see him walking into a press conference was a notebook, and jack said what? he said i used to think with that beady eye son of a bitch has on me today. [laughter] she used to pursue the story for the "l.a. times," and he was always -- i think we have to watch our time here so i just going to end by saying how happy i am that this book is published because she had such a wonderful career in washington it tended to overshadow this earlier phase of his career in the south, and this book although it ends h
CSPAN
Jan 26, 2013 10:00am EST
, it became mandatory and taxed. and so perceptions about things change. >> i'll just add one more comment in response p to ricardo's statement which is that we are poisoning the rain forest because we are engaged in aerial spraying as most of you know, i'm sure, in colombia which has a whole range of negative impacts on that country and on the amazon. and just to end with an anecdote, the u.s -- a former u.s. ambassador to peru who was ambassador in the late '80s told me a story once. they were trying to convince the peruvians who had refused -- both bolivia and peru have refused to allow aerial spraying programs in the country. they were trying to convince peru, so they brought a delegation i think it was to georgia to show them how they would do the spraying. and they started the little presentation, and then out walked these men in white astronaut suits covered from head to toe with the sample of the spraying and the peruvians just ran and said, no way, we're not going to do that. [laughter] so we'll end on that. >> and so now we will, by a show of hands, i will bring the microphone ar
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